Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Brockport voters reject dissolution

Posted By on Tue, May 24, 2016 at 9:50 PM

Brockport voters have again said that they want to keep their village government, but with a slightly smaller margin than in 2010.

The village clerk's office reports that 817 voters opted against dissolving the village, compared to 632 in favor. In 2010, voters rejected the proposal 959 to 662, and state law protected the village from another voter-initiated dissolution measure for four years. Village resident Rhett King filed a petition earlier this year to hold the vote, and it'll be another four years before a voter can petition for another dissolution election.

The village is located in the Town of Sweden, which would have been responsible for providing services to Brockport residents if the village government dissolved. Dissolution opponents said that the village government provides necessary services for residents, particularly code enforcement and police, and that the town and the Monroe County Sheriff's Office just  couldn't provide services at the same level. 

Dissolution supporters said that getting rid of the village government would lower taxes. 

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